Pininfarina-designed Rolls-Royce Hyperion officially unveiled

The Italian automotive design house that has, most recently, penned the Ferrari California, unveiled a custom-bodied car over the weekend that it has built for a wealthy collector. Based on the chassis and mechanicals of the Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, the car is dubbed the Hyperion.

The last time Pinninfarina undertook a similar project was with the Enzo-based P4/5 back in 2006.

Powering the Hyperion will be the same 6.75-liter V12 engine found under the expansive hood of the Drophead Coupe, which makes 453 horsepower and 531lb-ft of torque.

The car draws on styling cues from pre-war era cars, so lots of curves are part of the Hyperion package. The Hyperion was unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours in California earlier this week, and will be shown in Paris at the Mondial de l'Automobile show in October.